Indian Army honours Major Gogoi who tied Kashmiri to military jeep

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New Delhi, May 23, 2017: In a surprising move, an Army Major Leetul Gogoi, who had tied a Kashmiri man in front of a jeep, has been awarded by Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat for adopting such non-violent measure in order to save so many lives on Tuesday.

The Army has confirmed that he was awarded COAS (Chief of Army Staff) commendation for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations. The officer was awarded by Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat during his recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

 

The video of April 9 incident in Budgam swirling rounds on social media has evoked anger and shock among Kashmiris, including former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

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Major Gogoi of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles was in the highlights after a video, shot during the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll and posted on social media showed a young man tied to the front of an Indian Army vehicle as a human shield, being paraded in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam to “avoid” stone pelting on security forces.

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 Wefornews Bureau

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